Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In-house Camping and Movies

I bought a small kelty sunshade to take up to Bear Lake this Summer as a good solution for when we don't feel like setting up our big sunshade. I wanted to see how small/big it really was so I set it up in the living room. It was so big and roomy we decided to have a movie night in it. We watched Top Secret (with Val Kilmer), ate popcorn and candy, and giggled. Yep. Lots of giggles. It was so much fun that I am sure we will do it again.

Apparently the kiddos inherited Ryan's inability to stay awake through an entire movie. This is how I left them... Sweet Dreams!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Birthday Girl...the BIG 7!

This little miss had a birthday and she is now 7! Wha-what? Can't believe she is 7. I love her so much. My heart aches when I think of how fast she is growing up. She's my little Tenacious-B. Fiesty, funny, and full of spirit. Happy Birthday Berliny-boo!


 The one thing that she really really wanted and was so excited to get ... her very own Lego Ginny figure. Thanks ebay for making the impossible - possible once again. She even came with tickets to the Utah Symphony plays Harry Potter in a couple weeks.

She got her very own set of Spiderwick Chronicles book set and some new pajamas. Then it was on to dessert.

Per her request ... cake pops. Dark Chocolate Peppermint Candy Cane cake pops. Thanks Berlin for making me 10lbs heavier than I was when I made them. They were DELICIOUS!

7 Years Ago ...

Nothing in this world makes you more aware of your own age and how quickly time goes by than watching your own children get older. Today is one of those days where I feel the weight of that realization most heavily. Time is truly passing by WAY too fast. 

Seven years ago, this little girl came into the world.

 am so glad that she chose to come to our family. We couldn't have asked for a better caboose, though I am sure she has had more than one "Doh! What was I thinking!" moment.

To my brave, fearless (yes, those are real brains that she insisted on touching), curious, sassy little girl ... keep on being you, because you are perfect! I love you so very very much. 

Happy Birthday!!!